ERIC Number: ED114279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
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Review of Research on Mathemagenic Behavior: Implications for Teaching and Learning Science. Technical Report No. 7.
Wilson, John T.; Koran, John J., Jr.
This report discusses mathemagenic behaviors, which are activities that promote learning. During instruction these are the activities that learners perform when confronted with instructional stimuli. Three groups of hypothetic mathemagenic behaviors are discussed: translation, segmentation, and processing. A review of the literature on mathemagenic behavior, with 57 references, is given, followed by a discussion of the types of instructional materials and methods which have proved useful in integrating mathemagenic research with instruction in science. One implication of this research is that active behavior on the part of the student is essential. Also discussed are ways to translate physical stimuli into effective stimuli by the incorporation of the proper amount of structure into classroom activities, and ways teachers can capitalize on mathemagenic behaviors, such as using questioning techniques and activity-oriented laboratories. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.